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Higher Learning with Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay
Higher Learning with Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay
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Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay dissect the biggest topics in Black culture, politics, and sports. Two times per week, they will wade... more

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A Deep Dive Into the Deshaun Watson Suspension and Brittney Griner’s Sentence

Van and Rachel analyze the reasoning behind Deshaun Watson’s six-game suspension (12:04), react to Brittney Griner’s sentencing in Russian court... more

05 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Deshaun Watson’s “Punishment” and Monkeypox on the Rise

Van and Rachel remember the lives of Bill Russell and Nichelle Nichols (10:42) before reacting to Deshaun Watson’s six-game suspension... more

02 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
The Safer America Plan, Plus Inflation Reduction With Marc Goldwein

Van and Rachel break down President Biden’s Safer America Plan to fight violent crime (10:39), the latest news regarding Brittney... more

29 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 42 minutes
Colorism and Keke Palmer, Plus 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' Trailer Reactions

Van and Rachel discuss 'Nope' and the colorism debate and career comparisons of Keke Palmer and Zendaya (16:20), DaBaby’s support... more

26 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 36 minutes
Biden Tests Positive for COVID, and a Chappelle Show Is Canceled

Van and Rachel react to the breaking news of President Joe Biden’s positive COVID test (10:41), Ne-Yo’s comments regarding R.... more

22 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
The Power of Audio Storytelling’ Hosted by Rachel Lindsay

At the 2022 Essence Festival, Rachel hosted a panel at Spotify’s ‘House of Are & Be’ activation called, “The Power... more

20 Jul 2022 · 45 minutes
Amber Rose in-studio, and the Sesame Place Situation

Van and Rachel discuss the Sesame Place backlash following a video of a character ignoring Black children (22:30) before welcoming... more

19 Jul 2022 · 2 hours, 15 minutes
The Put Your Shoes On Challenge, and Jill Biden on Tacos

Van and Rachel discuss a new viral trend and whether it’s traumatic, funny, or both (19:15). Plus, Jill Biden compares... more

15 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 37 minutes
'N-Word’ Usage in Music and Biden’s Executive Order

Van and Rachel discuss white fans rapping along to lyrics that contain the n-word (6:51), before digging into Pres. Biden’s... more

12 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Congressional Twerking and a Diaspora Discussion

Van and Rachel are joined by Rhode Island state Senator Tiara Mack to address "respectability politics" after going viral for... more

08 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Higher Learning with Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay
A Deep Dive Into the Deshaun Watson Suspension and Brittney Griner’s Sentence
Higher Learning with Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay
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